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Old October 7th, 2007, 04:00 PM   #1
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How many hours to edit a wedding survey?

How many hours do you usually spend in post?
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Old October 8th, 2007, 11:45 AM   #2
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"Roughly" 1 hour per each minute in the finished edit. Some more... some less.

40-55 hours for me. This doesn't include capture time.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 12:49 PM   #3
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Every hour of footage equates to 10hours in post, including capture, cull, trim, sequence, colour correct/match, check, edit, master audio, view finished edit, process/render master video and audio, transcode for DVD, author DVD, burn, print disc, print sleeve, cut sleeve and package discs.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 01:34 PM   #4
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Editing a wedding

Bout 20 for me, not including capture time.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 02:01 PM   #5
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Once I get it all on the editing computer probably 20-40 hours depending on how much I shot. Lots of work for a hour long DVD the couple gets!!

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Old October 9th, 2007, 03:29 PM   #6
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THat is the part

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How many hours do you usually spend in post?
This is the part of the service that the industry doesn't publish much. That means brides don't realize how long it takes. I remind the couple that I will be spending 1-4hrs per minute of finished footage to complete their movie and that this is different from photographers, especially if the photographer doesn't do an touch-ups.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 08:26 AM   #7
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Hi Jason,

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This is the part of the service that the industry doesn't publish much.
So right. Our clients only see us for about 20% of the actual time it takes to produce their product.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 09:20 AM   #8
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Wow. Joel "one-ups" all of us with a pie chart. :)

I've also found the less direct interaction you have with the client means less post work. For me anyway. (i.e., the MOB/MOG hires you).
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Old October 11th, 2007, 03:27 PM   #9
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Pie Chart

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Hi Jason,So right. Our clients only see us for about 20% of the actual time it takes to produce their product.
Where did you get this pie chart, and if you created it, would you mind if I used it on my site? This is exactly the kind of graphical representation of the video work flow I have been looking for.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 05:59 PM   #10
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Wow. Joel "one-ups" all of us with a pie chart. :)
Yeah, Joel, that's a great pie chart. I think you've posted it before? I seem to remember it.

Would be even better if you had the percentage figures next to the coloured bullets as well. For some of us mildly red-green colour blind (like me) it's hard to tell which bullet goes with what slice.

Really useful, though, thanks.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 09:41 PM   #11
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Hi Jason and Vito,

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Where did you get this pie chart, and if you created it, would you mind if I used it on my site? This is exactly the kind of graphical representation of the video work flow I have been looking for.
I put it together a while ago for my very neglected blog:

http://tinyurl.com/3xwnov

There are links for the graphic at the bottom of that entries page. Vito - I like the idea for the percentages next to the descriptions. I'll see if I can find the original file. I did it in Apple's Pages application.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 10:43 PM   #12
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Vito - I like the idea for the percentages next to the descriptions. I'll see if I can find the original file.
Here you go:

http://www.nosmallroles.com/chart.psd

Hope you like it.

Cheers,
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Old October 12th, 2007, 02:59 AM   #13
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Love the pie chart. I might have to find a way to use that on my website.

As for the original question . . . I spend anywhere from 80-120 hours per wedding (for my cinematic features). It's painstaking work.
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Old October 12th, 2007, 12:37 PM   #14
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Perfect!!!


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Here you go:

http://www.nosmallroles.com/chart.psd

Hope you like it.

Cheers,
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Old October 12th, 2007, 12:39 PM   #15
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Love the pie chart. I might have to find a way to use that on my website.

As for the original question . . . I spend anywhere from 80-120 hours per wedding (for my cinematic features). It's painstaking work.
Yikes! You might want to seek out ways to make your workflow more efficient. I don't like to see the word 'pain' in there...
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